Monday, July 09, 2007

The Bike.....



So there is A Beautiful Bike up the street, Vintage....For Sale....and I am lusting for it something terrible.
The idea of riding this bike to work, or to the grocery store is just tugging at my heart.
It needs some paint, and some Shine, and a big Basket.....
Maybe it is the Heat making me long for a downhill ride.
My son says I am"too old to be getting a bike". [ In all fairness he says I am too old for alot of things].But he is willing to lend me some money, he thinks the Entertainment factor alone is worth lending me the money...for Bike and Bandaids....
Hey it's a Raleigh "Boardwalk" ( It looks pretty dang old, but not wellriden at all)....and only $35.00.....hmmmm, should I ?

9 comments:

dada said...

Enigma....thanks (to 6'6" as well), for one of my really genuine laughs of the day.

Reading your story harkened me back to my first bike. It was a Schwinn, used, with all the bells and whistles -- horn, light, saddle rack, speedometer, odometer, etc.

But my parents said, "You're TOO YOUNG to have a bike." And now I'm looking over my shoulder for the scythe of Death as the source of that 'swishing' sound causing the draft I'm feeling, thinking I have gone full-circle hearing your son's words to his parent, "You're TOO OLD to have a bike."

But at least he's a sport about it. Ahm, will you be also buying a helmet? If so, I say, "GO FOR IT!"

DivaJood said...

are you kidding me? $35.00? You betcha! With a great wicker basket and a bell on the handlebars.

Peacechick Mary said...

Only thing about the great downhill ride is you have to pump back up the hill. No matter - it's a steal at 35.00 and retro bikes are in. Don't forget to buy a lock.

Anon-Paranoid said...

Never had a bike and learned on a friends by riding on rocky gravel type road.

Now I wouldn't ride a bike since there are too many idiots on the roads in cars and I don't really feel like getting killed by some jerk who believes he owns the road.

Still it is a nice looking classic bike. Maybe you should by it, just don't ride in the streets.

God Bless.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

That's my sister's bike! Except hers got mangled twice after the same person hit her on the same corner, breaking her arm in the same place.

She was a slow learner.

enigma4ever said...

Poobah: Now that is a tragic tale...whoa...hope I am not that slow...

AnonP: thanks...I think it will be okay- I won't ride on any main road...

Peacechick: hmmm, I forgot about the UP hill part...oh well..it will be worth it...

DIVA: yup...I agree...yup.

Dada: Loved your story...wow....deja vu eh???? too funny...

I will keep you all posted. ...what happens next...

enigma4ever said...

Okay ......
After listening to such sound sage advice....late last night I walked up the street and yes, bought the bike.....

I had to....

D.K. Raed said...

Great purchase! Did'ya remember how to ride it, or was your son correct? You know us ole folken, we jest be fergettin so much -- Lawsy, ya best write yosef a note to 'member how to git back home.

~~ D.K.

enigma4ever said...

Bread crumbs ;->

It is a beauty...next- helmet, lock, and BASKET.....

( and I bought Converse sneaks at a yard sale- for $1, so I am all set...and 6-6 definently will have entertainment).....